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BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet to Appear on Final Season of TREME
Cajun Icons to be Featured Characters on the Season Premiere December 1st
(Nashville, TN) November 19, 2013 – Cajun supergroup BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet will be featured in an on-screen performance on the final season of HBO’s hit New Orleans drama TREME on December 1st at 9pm ET. The episode involves the band clarifying a point or two with the main characters about their classic album Bayou Cadillac.
BeauSoleil, praised by Rolling Stone as “stone psychedelia with a striking Cajun accent,” have been busy this year promoting their critically acclaimed new album From Bamako to Carencro (Compass Records). Their current performances have been featured on PBS’s Bluegrass Underground, Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, and on radio around the world.
For their first studio release in four years, and the 25th in their 37-year career, BeauSoleil teamed up with Nashville-based roots music label Compass Records. The band named the new album From Bamako to Carencro, a title that alludes to the cultural and migratory connection between Bamako, in Mali, West Africa, and Louisiana (symbolized in name by the Lafayette, LA. suburb of Carencro), a connection that draws a sonic bloodline back to BeauSoleil’s roots.
Since becoming the first Cajun band to win a GRAMMY with L’amour Ou La Folie (Traditional Folk Album – 1998) and then a second Grammy in 2010, Live at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, BeauSoleil has garnered many accolades, including twelve GRAMMY nominations, the latest being their 2009 release Alligator Purse. Critics unanimously agree that it is “bon temps, every time they play,” (New York Times).